Golden Boy

Musical - Original

Majestic Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: September 23, 1964
  • Opening Date: October 20, 1964
  • Closing Date: March 5, 1966
  • Previews: 25
  • Performances: 568

Music: Charles Strouse

Lyrics: Lee Adams

Book: Clifford Odets, William Gibson


A black boxer falls for his manager's white girlfriend in this musical adaptation of the Clifford Odets' play.


Opening Night Cast

Sammy Davis, Jr. in Golden Boy Sammy Davis, Jr. Joe Wellington
Billy Daniels Eddie Satin
Kenneth Tobey Tom Moody
Paula Wayne Lorna Moon
Ted Beniades Roxy Gottlieb
Johnny Brown Ronnie
Don Crabtree Drake
Jeanette Du Bois Anna
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Opening Night Production Credits

Clifford Odets Clifford Odets Book
William Gibson William Gibson Book
Charles Strouse Charles Strouse Music
Lee Adams Lee Adams Lyrics
Arthur Penn Arthur Penn Director
  Donald McKayle Choreographer
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1965 Actor in a Musical Sammy Davis, Jr. Nominee
1965 Choreography Donald McKayle Nominee
1965 Musical   Nominee
1965 Producer of a Musical Hillard Elkins Nominee
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